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ERIC Number: EJ876515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Ramping up to the Biology Workbench: A Multi-Stage Approach to Bioinformatics Education
Greene, Kathleen; Donovan, Sam
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v31 n1 p3-11 Mar 2005
In the process of designing and field-testing bioinformatics curriculum materials, we have adopted a three-stage, progressive model that emphasizes collaborative scientific inquiry. The elements of the model include: (1) context setting, (2) introduction to concepts, processes, and tools, and (3) development of competent use of technologically sophisticated tools. A curriculum involving the analysis of HIV sequence data is used to illustrate this framework and provide a context for discussing this student-centered, inquiry-based approach to bioinformatics education and literacy. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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